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Immunomodulatory and Growth Promoting Effects of Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Ascorbic Acid in Heat Stressed Broiler Chickens

Immunomodulatory and Growth Promoting Effects of Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Ascorbic Acid in Heat Stressed Broiler Chickens

Ali Raza Jahejo1,2, Nasir Rajput2, Wen-xia Tian1,*, Muhammad Naeem2, Dildar Hussain Kalhoro2, Asmatullah Kaka2, Sheng Niu1 and Fa-jie Jia1

1College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China
2Department of Poultry Husbandry, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Sindh, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: wenxiatian@126.com

 

Fig. 1.

Measurements of intestinal villus. CD, crypt to depth; VW, villus width; VH, villus height

Fig. 2.

Effects of basil seed (Ocimum basilicum) and ascorbic acid supplementation on body temperature (A) and mortality percentage (B) of heat stressed broiler chickens. B. Temp, body temperature; AA, ascorbic acid.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

April

Vol. 51, Iss. 2, Pages 399-799

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